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House of the Dragon’s third episode gave us a taste of the set-piece battles Game of Thrones was famous for, and set Daemon Targaryen up as a true badass.
In the episode’s climax, Daemon blitzed the competition in a sweet action scene that set the stage for the Targaryen prince to return to King’s Landing. Naturally, chaos ensues. (House of the Dragon episode 5 airs Sunday night.)
Episode 4, called King of the Narrow Sea, featured less slicing and dicing, but more ruthless politicking. These lords and ladies of Westeros: They love the politicking. In this episode, it was Hand of the King Otto Hightower in the hot seat.
Unlike episode 3, which took place three years after episode 2, there’s no major time jump between episodes here.
That means Rhaenyra Targaryen is still grappling with the marriage duties King Viserys Targaryen has thrust upon her. That’s where the adventure began in episode 4.
Below is a full recap of House of the Dragon episode 4. Beware: Spoilers for House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones are ahead.
In a moment of fatherly generosity, King Viserys Targaryen at the end of House of the Dragon episode 3 proclaimed his daughter Rhaenyra Targaryen could choose who she married.
Episode 4 begins with Westerosi lords presenting themselves to the heir apparent, hoping she’ll accept their hand in marriage.
She first rebuffs an old man, then a teenage lord. The teenage boy gets heckled by one of the other lords in the line, and Rhaenyra decides it’s time for her supper.
A fight breaks out as she leaves, ending with the little lad disemboweling the smug heckler. Love truly is a battlefield. Wondering where to watch ‘House of the Dragon’ Episode four, get it now.
On a ship back to King’s Landing, Ser Criston Cole, the knight Rhaenyra chose to add to the Kingsguard in episode 2, notes the king is likely to be unimpressed that Rhaenyra rejected every prospective suitor.
Their chit chat is interrupted by the unexpected roar of a dragon, which flies past them into King’s Landing.
It’s Daemon Targaryen, who’s returned from the Stepstones fresh off his victory against the Crabfeeder. Daemon is received by the court in the Great Hall.
Having not seen his brother in years — Daemon was expelled from the capital at the end of episode 1 — he opens by presenting the Crabfeeder’s sword: “Add it to the chair” he says to Viserys as he drops it at the Iron Throne.
Daemon explains that he’s been named the King of the Narrow Sea after his victory over the Triarchy. But in an apparent act of reconciliation, Daemon bends the knee and says there is only one true king.
“My crown and the Stepstones are yours,” he says. After a tense few moments, and a few glares from a suspicious Otto Hightower, King Viserys accepts Daemon’s gesture with a warm hug.
“The realm owes you a great debt, brother,” Viserys says as the court applauds Daemon.
Rhaenyra’s reception by Viserys was conspicuously colder. With celebrations going on in one of King’s Landing’s courtyards, Rhaenyra approaches Viserys, Daemon and Queen Alicent.
Rhaenyra congratulates Daemon, who can quickly intuit that the king and queen don’t want a bar of the princess. A rejected Rhaenyra goes to sit on a bench in the corner of the party. Alicent follows her.
“It is rare for girls in this realm to get a choice between two suitors, no less two score,” Alicent reprimands Rhaenyra. The princess rebuffs the Queen, eye-rolling that those “men and boys” only want her name and her Valyrian blood.
“How romantic it must be to be imprisoned in a castle and made to squeeze out heirs,” Rhaenyra scoffs. She then realizes that saying this to the queen is in poor taste, and she winces in embarrassment.
“The king went through great effort to arrange your tour,” Queen Alicent said. “He is frustrated. But I am glad you’re home.
I find I have few friends lately. I like to believe I’m still the Lady Alicent, but all anybody sees when they look at me now is a queen.”
Rhaenyra finds Daemon alone under the Godswood tree and asks why he’s returned, but soon thereafter goes back to complaining about the marriage tour thing.
Daemon tells her that marriages are only about politics, that she can still do as she pleases once she’s wed. Just look at him: He’s married to a lady in the vale, and we haven’t even seen her yet.
“For men marriage might be a political arrangement,” Rhaenyra replies. “For women it’s a death sentence… My mother was made to produce heirs until it killed her. I won’t subject myself to that fate.”
“Such a lonely prospect,” he says with a faint grin. Still wondering on where to watch “House of the Dragon’ Season one Episode Four.